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Is it safe to use a tanning bed while pregnant?

Is it safe to use a tanning bed while pregnant?

UV & pregnancy: There have been no controlled studies of the direct effects of tanning or tanning beds on pregnant women or their unborn child. In view of the evidence of damage from ultraviolet radiation to the skin of the mother, however, it makes sense to avoid this type of activity for the duration of pregnancy. However, research on pregnant mice showed fetal damage. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it safe to use tanning bed for only a few months to get a base tan?

Tanning isn't safe!: Tanning exposes you to uv rays, it should be avoided at all costs. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits for a brown skin african american to use a tanning bed?

Are there any benefits for a brown skin african american to use a tanning bed?

No: Tanning beds are artificial intense uv light. Most tanning beds today are uva type, that allows tanning, but also greatly accelerates aging, wrinkles, sun spots and abnormal pigmentation. Darker skinned people who use tanning beds are not getting any benefits (maybe some extra vitamin d) but instead are accelerating aging and wrinkles and maybe even increasing their risk of getting skin cancer. ...Read more

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Can you use a tanning bed if you take zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Can you use a tanning bed if you take zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Not recommended: Tanning is not safe and is not recommended for anyone. It increases the risk of skin cancer and accelerates facial and body aging. Sunscreen with titanium and zinc can help protect you from uva and uvb rays, but avoiding sun exposure is best. Spray tanning and tanning lotions are a reasonable alternative to achieve a bronzed look, but they may not be safe for pregnant/ lactating women. ...Read more

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I use to use a tanning bed now i'm worried sick. Could i be in danger of skin cancer?

I use to use a tanning bed now i'm worried sick. Could i be in danger of skin cancer?

Tanning beds...: ...Have been shown to increase the risk of getting skin cancer, in addition to giving you wrinkles and photodamage. Spray tanning would be safer. Have your family doctor or dermatologist check you over for any suspicious new spots on your skin - but other than that, stop the tanning bed, and don't worry. ...Read more

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Can I use a tanning bed as light therapy to improve my moodiness?

NO, : Absolutely not. You expose yourself to risk of cancer. Phototherapy lights impact the eye - in a tanning bed the eyes are covered. ...Read more

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Can you use a tanning bed while breast feeding ?

Can you use a tanning bed while breast feeding ?

Not exactly: A woman can use a tanning bed before or after breast feeding, if she accepts the risks of the uv radiation hitting her skin. During breast feeding, her baby would be right there, so she must stay away from the tanning bed or have the machine turned off. The tanning bed won't damage her breast milk. ...Read more

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Will careful use of a tanning bed help my psoriasis? Assume that I am using one of the older beds that had both uva and uvb.

PSORIASIS TANNING: It might be helpful to use a tanning bed occasionally. You must first ask your physician if this is ok with him or her. Some of my patients seem to benefit. However, be careful that you do not burn. ...Read more

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Am i safe if i wear sunscreen in the tanning bed?

NO!!!!: Never go to a tanning bed. If you really need to look more tan. There are some bronzers now that are very natural looking and do not require dangerous uv exposure. ...Read more

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With fair skin, I want to use the tanning bed to get a good tan. How long should I tan for each visit?

Easy Answer: 0 minutes. Just like i would never recommend smoking, i would never recommend using a tanning bed! both are bad for you health. Tanning not only ages your skin and makes you look old, it will increase your risk for skin cancers. If you also smoke than the effects of the sun are magnified with even a higher risk for skin cancers and photo aging. ...Read more

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Tanning (Definition)

Tanning refers to attending exposing oneself to the sun, or a tanning salon, for the purpose of darkening the skin, for cosmetic reasons. Occasionally, tanning is for medical reasons to relieve some symptoms ...Read more